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Project Budget and Finance




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Course level: Graduate

This course focuses on the development of a financial plan. Students will develop a revenue forecast, draft a budget, and create a profit and loss statement. Students will identify sources of funding, understand the importance of a break-even analysis, and calculate and interpret performance measures for business decision-making and sustainability.


This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

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Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Explain the major elements of a business plan.    
  • Identify the importance of the financial section and its connectivity with the business plan.    
  • Evaluate finance as it relates to entrepreneurship.

Week 2    

  • Differentiate between the purpose, content, and users of financial statements.    
  • Explain the importance of the Statement of Cash Flows.    
  • Use financial analysis techniques to gauge the financial condition of the company.    

Week 3

  • Discuss how to manage working capital.    
  • Interpret the cash conversion cycle.    
  • Analyze cash flow from operations.    

Week 4

  • Discuss cost characteristics and how to manage them.    
  • Calculate financial outcomes using time value of money concepts.    
  • Differentiate among the capital budgeting selection criteria Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), and Payback Methods.    

Week 5

  • Assess concepts of value for businesses.    
  • Recognize various avenues for raising capital.    
  • Determine the tax implications of business decisions.

Week 6    

  • Create a budget to achieve the firm’s financial objectives.    
  • Explain how to assess business risk and how to lower the risk profile.    


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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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